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to restore an art form left in ruins. >> do it again. when the taliban came in, they burned all the cinemas and all the film reels they could find and they banned cinema. >> reporter: with the taliban still a threat they know they could become targets.reat >> life is very difficult in tar afghanistan. especially to us. >> these kids are incredibly courageous. and they-- they want a better future for themselves, just liketer the characters in the movie.just l >> reporter: their trip to m america is a whirlwind overwhelming but in a good wayov says fawad mohammadi. way, when you go home, what will you miss? >> i think we will missnk we everything here, a lot. >> reporter: but they admit,hey what they'll miss most is the feeling of freedom. will you feel safe? >> no. i can say that in here i am so safe. >> reporter: they've experienced a lot. >> they sure have. when i was 14 i was readingve science fiction books in my bedroom and playing on my nice green lawn. all the kids in afghanistan haveio grown up too fast. >> reporter: reality may be harsh, but for now it can wait.ave >> the red carpet,
will follow that story. >>> here's what we are working on for this hour. >>> in 2009, the taliban attacked a remote u.s. outpost in afghanistan. that day one man in particular became a reluctant hero. now he is receiving the medal of honor. i want you to take a look, this is video of a massive tornado in mississippi, amazingly no one was killed. >>> this was a special moment last night mumford & sons won the grammy award for album of the year. i will show you more of the fun highlights from the ceremony. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your
. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already announced 34,000 troops. that's half the total american force will withdraw from afghanistan by the end of this year. but if u.s. forces are prevented from executing their missions, you may start to hear calls from here in washington to pull out all american forces sooner than planned. >> jim miklaszewski tonight, thanks. >>> john kerry made his debut on the world stage today as secretary of state. he will visit nine countries in europe and the middle east with syria and iran topping his agenda. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, is traveling with him and is in london for us tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. as secretary kerry embarks on this first foreign tr
were at a combat outpost near the pakistan border when 300 taliban fighters launched ambush. they were surrounded. the resulting 10 hour fire fight was one of the bloodiest of the afghan war. the soldiers caught in a difficult position with their base tea at the bottom of the valley and taliban controlling the higher ground. despite that sergeant was able to call in air support that killed 30 enemy fighters and even with a snap nell wound he risked his life to retrieve the bodies of the fallen around him. >> he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down and they kept charging 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meet run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends and they brought them home. >> this award is for the 8 soldiers who didn't make it. for the rest of the team that fought valiantly and imagine any if i sently that day. >> what a moment that was. retired staff sergeant the 80th living honor of recipient there was a light moment when his son first tried to climb the president's podium and made a mad dash for the chair where his dad was supposed to
to us and said they were going to renounce themselves from the taliban. and this is how i believe we win the war, for what it's worth. i believe that by lowering the supporters of the taliban and by that and stopping their freedom of movement, we win the war and stop terrorism. so that's what we were trying to do on this mission. but almost immediately upon entering the village, my team was under attack. it was an ambush, and it was big. it didn't take me long to realize that it wasn't a normal ambush. i've been in quite a few fire fights by this time, but it's like at the first of any fire fight it's kind of like the dust comes in, you try to figure out any situation, the dust comes in, you figure it out, and then your training kicks in, and you just start doing your job after about 10 or 15 minutes. but not in this fight. it was like one thing after another started to fail us. and everything started to fall like a house of cards. everything that we relied on in every other fire fight to support us wasn't happening. it was like our mission was falling quickly like a house of cards. and
romesha helped rescue the injure and retrieve the dead during an ambush by hundreds of taliban fighters in afghanistan. this is despite having a hole in his own arm from a rocket propelled grenade. he will also be mrs. obama's guest tomorrow at the state of the union address. >>> three people filming a new reality show for the discovery channel died sunday when their helicopter crashed near los angeles. right now federal investigators don't know what went wrong. the pilot, a cameraman, and a cast member were killed. discovery said the show is still in production and has a military theme. >>> so "argo" now is the pretty clear front-runner heading into the oscars. the film continued the awards season domination at britain's oscars, the bafta awards, winning three trophies, including best picture and best director for ben affleck. not even nominated for a best director oscar. "lincoln" had ten tnominations but took home one award, for best actor for daniel day lewis. >> don't you feel great if you're ben affleck? >> he can win the nobel prize for directing but not the oscar. >> i want to t
. >> gretchen: thanks so much. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up, taliban despises us. the muslim brotherhood wants to destroy us. can we afford to make defense cuts then right now? general bob scales next. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> i'm bill hemmer. nothing like a bombshell to start the week. the pope is resigning, full and complete reaction on this breaking story. 67 million american catholics. and a world of intrigue for who is the next leader of the church. there is news on the manhunt in california. epic snowfall as many scramble this morning. martha and i will see you in nine short minutes here on "america's newsroom." brian, back to you. >> brian: unless congress cuts a deal on our debt by march 1, our military will face deep cuts. is this something we can afford, especially when we have so many enemies around the world, like north korea, the
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